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Side-blown horn

Side-blown horn made from an elephant tusk, with an extended flare made of an hollow wooden tube. This extension and the joint section are covered in animal skin with a crisscross seam. It has a large, rectangular embouchure hole.

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  • Decorative elements:Geometrical carvings on the tusk.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.122.2 Side-blown curved labrosones
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 600mm; Diameter: 80mm